Google Nexus 5: Still a Solid Smartphone

Google Nexus 5: Still a Solid Smartphone

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Google Nexus 5 Review

Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far.

Google Nexus 5

When the Nexus 5 launched in October 2013 it was lauded as “the best that Google has to offer”, but more than a year on is that still the case or has the search giant’s darling handset fallen behind the times?

The Nexus 5 has always been updated with the very latest software and it now boasts Android 5.0 Lollipop. I’ve updated this review to reflect this change and everything that the fantastic Lollipop update brings, as well as the increasing pressure from the new fleet of low-cost, yet highly specced competitors.

That said, the Nexus 5 is still a lean, mean Android machine, beyond the reach of OEM embellishment and carrier bloatware.

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It delivers a streamlined experience that’s stylish, refined and fast, and it does all this at a low price. Although, as already mentioned, that price isn’t quite so jaw-dropping now.

You can snag the 16GB version of the Nexus 5 for £239.99 or you can lay down an extra £40 and get the 32GB version for £279.99.

The price has dropped slightly since launch, but seeing as Google has discontinued the handset (it seems to be permanently out of stock on Google Play these days) only a handful of retailers have units left.

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Source: Simon Hill and Max Parker

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